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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are the stories that we're following for you. iran may have reached a deal with several leaders, but not with israel, and they want to talk with the u.s. children caught in the cross fire struggling to survive syria's bloody civil war. these are efforts to bring peace to that nation. and a big travel week in thanksgiving coming up. we have a big storm coming. i'm meteorologist dave warren, and i'll let you know what you can expect with the national forecast. >> our top story, the latest on
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that nuclear deal with iran. iran and six world powers announced a working agreement over the weekend, but some say they're skeptical. they worry that iran won't hold up its end of the bargain. nick schifrin is in jerusalem, but we'll go to mike viqueira at the white house. many reactions on capitol hill. this one seeming to defy party lines. >> reporter: that is true, and the hard part, president obama fating opposition not simply from republicans, that's to be expected, but democrats as well. chuck schumer, the number three democrat in the senate obviously very influential. many people coming out and criticizing this. it all comes down to a question of trust. there is no trust among key members of congress for iran. the parallel is drawn between years and years where the united states has tried to deter north korea from its nuclear program only to see north korea
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initially appearing to be compliant going back on its word. they point to the fact that much of iran's nuclear capability remains intact. they're able to enrich uranium. the question is does iran have a right to enrich uranium? the agreement itself leaves that question unanswered, but 5% was the level below weapons-grade uranium enrichment. there is a lot of criticism coming from republicans and democrats. kevin mccarthy is number three republican in the house of representatives. >> well, i would caution the president from overselling this deal. it is not a full dismantling of their program. that would be a historical deal. when you have friends and allies inside the region strongly opposed to it i would caution. >> the bottom line is we have to work with the international
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community. are we concerned that iran may try to circumvent this agreement? you bet we're concerned about it, we'll watch and make sure that this doesn't happen. >> reporter: another part of this dynamic that is raising suspicion in washington is the nature of this deal. that the united states had engaged in secret bilateral negotiations one-on-one with iran through the country of oman acting as a third party. the allies like israel and saudi arabia from informed that late in the process but it did form the framework of what was formed over the weekend. >> what is the washington reaction that there is word that sanctions would be stepped up. >> reporter: as last week unfolded and became clear that a deal was coming on the table, two weeks ago a deal fell through in the last minute. secretary kerry said it was clear they were not going to be put in a position of having a
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second deal fall through. but key members of republicans and democrats were invited to the white house, and they had a sit-down meeting with the president trying to head off those sanctions before congress acts. >> mike, thank you very much. and as we mentioned israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is sending his national security advice for washington with talks with the u.s. on that deal with iran. netanyahu wa has warned that tht deal will make the world a more dangerous place. we go to jerusalem with more on the israeli reaction. netanyahu saying that this deal is based on deceit. what is the action there? >> reporter: absolutely, make no mistake. this is a real resist between the united states and israel. it comes from an ideological notion of how to deal with iranian nuclear capability. the u.s. as mike just mentioned,
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left intact iran's ape capability of enriching uranium. it would only need six or eight weeks to do so, that's completely unaccept to believe israel. israel said there is no deal worth making that is less than completely dismantling the iranian uranium program. and that's why there are talks. >> in light of this deal does iran still pose a threat to israel? >> reporter: yeah, i mean, i think netanyahu absolutely has an existential notion of the threat that iran poses on israel. iran has weapons, missiles that could reach israel. and most importantly iran has said that it wants to destroy israel. so netanyahu takes a very serious notion of defending israel and defending the jewish people. it's also personal, i think. there are people i've talked with who are close to netanyahu
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who say the same thing. he sees himself as opposing a chamberlain-like deal. he says the deal u.s. has done similar to what chamberlai chamd in a deal to appease hitler. gas prices are falling. and the accord could lead to an increase in supply. sanctions over the past two years have cut iranian experts in half. marshal law has been declared in the thai country today. demonstrators say they want the current prime minister to step down. this is the biggest move since people first took to the streets there three weeks ago. pakistan is unveiling it's own fleet of drones. this picture shows pakistani
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officers holding up a model of that country's new set of unnamed, unmanned vehicles. it's not clear if the drones are armed. the pakistani military said that they can could be used to help with development projects. there are new developments today in connection with that ohio high school rape case. the united states attorney general said four can employees and a superintendent has been charged in that case obstructing justice, failing to make child abuse report, making false statements and tampering with evidence. >> this community has been torn apart by the actions and bad decisions not of the many but rather of the few. >> in march two high school football players were convicted for raping a 16-year-old girl at a party. that case drawing national attention. video of the assault appearing online. officials in connecticut are set to release a report of the
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last sandy hook shooting. it details the investigation into that massacre. thwhen the shooting stops, 20 school children and six teach percent dead. >> reporter: every parents' nightmare new town, connecticut, almost one year ago. 20 first graders and six women were shot dead at sandy hook elementary school days before christmas. the gunmen, adam lanza had killed his own mother in her bed before driving to the school. the police estimate it took lansa less than five minutes to commit his crimes and commit suicide. he carried with him a rifle, two hands guns and multiple rounds of ammunition. a second round was found in his car. the shootings shocked the nation. problem led tribute to a special memorial service two days later. >> obama: can we honestly say that we're doing enough to keep
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our children, all of them, safe from harm. >> reporter: it ignited nationwide campaign for gun law reform on radio and tv. the bill was passed around the senate calling for a ban on semiautomatic weapons and limit the size of magazines. it went nowhere. polls showed high favor in gun laws reforms. today summaries will be released on the connecticut division of criminal justice website at 3:00 p.m. there are hopes that it will reveal more information and some answers to what happened that morning. victims' families will be briefed on the report before it's made public but there will be no knew vote new photos are . that is banned under connecticut law to protect the families of the sandy hook of the day that
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forever changed their lives. >> we're following news coming out of connecticut. yale university is asking earn on campus to shelter in place. most students and request fullty have left for thanksgiving. but those who stayed behind at yale are asked to shelter in place. a major storm could threaten your holiday travel plans. plus thousands of soldiers are returning from war and looking for work. we'll look at how some veterans are using special loans to start their own businesses. >> leadership, understanding operation excellence, self-discipline, adopting to changing circumstances very quickly. those are skills learned in the military, and they lead to success as a small business owner.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. forget the gps. your best trend this holiday travel season could be dave warren. we're looking at a major storm that is making it's way across the southwest to the north. >> meteorologist: i'm not bringing good news. i don't know if i'll be your best friend but we're looking at problems with the holiday week with rain an snow coming down an traffic delays likely. we're already seeing problems in the west where we have rain. this is what it's been looking like across texas and oklahoma. they've had snow coming down, a number of accidents. at least ten inches of snow reported in parts of north, central texas along with freezing rain and slick roadways. you want to take your time because this area of freezing rain is pushing into arkansas right around little rock. this will continue to manufacture east and into very cold air. it is a storm that will develop along the gulf coast and move forward.
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monday there is this large area of rain in the mid-atlantic states. that mix will change over to rain and become very heavy. it will stay as all snow in northwestern pennsylvania, new york, and heavy rain impacting travel around tuesday and wednesday. see what it means for thanksgiving. we'll look at the forecast coming up. >> news prompts investigators to pick up where they left off on friday and the blue chips are almost up 30 points. the dow and s&p 500 came in at all-time highs. the higher mortgage rates continue to take their toll on the housing recovery. signing fewer contracts to buy preowned homes last month, and fell if october, the fifth straight month of decline. walmart is looking more global. they announced that doug mc
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mcmilne will replace mike duke. duke is retiring. he currently heads up the company's international division. he plans a major expansion in china over the next three days. german union threatening more strikes against during key holiday shopping centers. employees walking off the job in two east german sites in dispute over wages and working conditions. amazon said that they are paid comparable wages to others in the industry. has the war in afghanistan wind down thousands of american soldiers are coming back home, but they're also looking for work. some are now taking advantage of low-interest loans to start their own businesses. >> reporter: with just days left before the start of the holiday season employees at chocolate works in new york, are in high gear melting, decorating and packing up goodies to send to customers all across the country. >> i worked since four years old, my entire life, i have
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chocolate in my veins. >> reporter: joe whalely took over the business ove over froms father, who was a broker at jp morgan in cocoa commodities. >> i was a why why world waer. >> it costs about 300,000 for the liability insurance, machinery, getting everything up and going. most vets don't have that saved. >> reporter: he took advantage of vet loan advantage. it officers commercial real state loans with long-term, low-interest rates. rates that most commercial banks can't compete with.
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in 2013 more than 7,000 loans worth $4.8 million were give through veteran loan programs. the goal, to increase lending to veterans by 5% every single year for the next five years. that's because the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans is 10% leaving 246,000 of them out of work. which is why beth solomon connects vets to the capital that they need. >> leadership, understanding what operational excellence, self-discipline, adopting to changing circumstances very quickly. those are skills learned in the military, and they lead to success as a small business owner. >> reporter: the 20 year fixed rate low interest loans provide the working capital that whalely said he couldn't have gotten at a bank. >> the machine you're looking at now is the $50,000 loan that new york bbc got me for being a veteran. >> reporter: what's more, vets
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tend to hire vets adding much needed jobs to the economy. with their loan chocolate works has expanded to three retail stores with more than 23 employees. since june whalely said they also sold 23 franchises and he plans to take another loan to keep expanding. now that's what i call some pretty sweet success. morgan ra radford, al jazeera america utah. >> syrian and opposit oppositios have agreed to sit down talk peace. the big question is who has to show up. >> reporter: del, that's exactly right. we've got a date set. it's january 22nd here in geneva. that's when the peace conference will start. but who exactly is going to show up, and will they make a real
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difference. now, the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon announced the geneva bank through. he said it was time to stop this war that has been dragging on too long, causing so much great suffering and destruction. he said the parties involved at the peace conference should show vision and leadership. let's take a closer look at exactly what he had to say. >> this is a mission of hope. we go with a clear understanding that geneva conference is the vehicle for peaceful transition that fulfills the aspirations of all the syrian people, for freedom and dignity, and which guarantees safety and protection to all communities in syria.
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[ silence ] >> peace in syria can't come soon enough for those affected by the war. as al jazeera stephanie decker tells us the fight something especially hard on the nation's children. >> it's 1:00 on wednesday afternoon in a district of damascus. one of the local activists is asking a group of children what it's like living here. >> when we were at school piles of dead bodies were brought in every day. we used to see them being prepared for burials. >> as they continue to tell their story this happened. [ explosion ] >> a shell hits the area. it's a snapshot of what it's like on the ground. while political bickering has
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the luxury of time many living here do not. the united nations says almost half of syrians are now dependent on foreign aid to survive, that's 9.3 million people. 6.5 million are in displaced while over 2 million have fled syria, many now live in refugee camps and neighboring countries. 100,000 people have been killed, and a new report by the oxford research group says 11,000 of those are children. but today these children survived. al jazeera managed to track them down in the syrian capitol. >> we were riding our bikes when we saw the accident. he said, i want to film you. when we were filming the shell landed. we didn't get hurt. my mother started crying. my mother also cried. [ explosion ] >> reporter: many ask the question if political pressure paved the way for a safe visit for the chemical weapons
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inspectors to come here, why can't the same be done for the aid that people desperately need. >> an amazing story of turning leftover food into power to power hundreds of home. that story and more when al jazeera america returns.
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power of the people until we restore our freedoms and rights.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del wal walters. here are our headlines. coming out of connecticut yale iversi on lockdown after a confirmed sighting of a gunman. most of the student body has left for thanksgiving, but those who stayed behind are asked to stay put, shelter in place. mixed reaction on capitol hill. lawmakers from both parties skeptical that iran will stick with a new nuclear deal and want tougher penalties if iran fails
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that deal. prime minister benjamin netanyahu said he's sending his national security adviser to the u.s. to talk. a report on the sandy hook shooting will be released. as composting facilities go, this one is odor free because the foulest food waste is locked in a chamber. >> we're at the beginning of building the next major business opportunity here in north america where we can save people money produce renewable energy and high quality soil products and all done in a way that is cost effective and good for the environment. >> reporter: the technology is
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european. it's an industrial process that essentially mimics on a large scale what happens inside a cow's stomach. it starts by feeding the diges digester with material from the cow's other end. over the next 14 days bacteria consume the food waste and produce methane bio gas that is burned to generate electricity. >> this will produce 200,000 tons of organic matter each year each ton capability of producing enough of an average home for more than a week. >> it's very exciting. very exciting to be with a company that is on the cutting edge of organic waste management. >> reporter: why here? metropolitan vancouver aims to be the greenest city in the world in the a decade and it has required homeowners to separate food waste from its garbage. it pays to haul off the food
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waste and they sell compost to whoever wants it like gardeners. >> it's healthy for the plants. they like it. i think it's a win-win situation all around. it keeps stuff out of the landfill. >> reporter: in the u.s. the environmental protection agency estimates almost half of all municipal solid waste is organic and most of that is food. it's a business opportunity for companies like harvest power and a boon to community. turning food waste into power or potting soil is cheaper, greener and cleaner than just dumping it. al jazeera, british columbia you. >> meteorologist: no question we have the storm developing. the key will be the temperatures. we're looking at a very sharp line from rain to snow and a mix there in between. right now we're seeing this as the storm begins to develop. already happen between texas and
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oklahoma now little rock. getting a mix of rain and even sleet and freezing rain with slippery roadways. the pink indicating not really seeing snow but a mix there. that snow melts and it hits when it hits the ground. slippery roadways along i-40, so we're watching that closely. these temperatures are very cold. as the storms develops and intensifies it will bring the storm up to the east. right now the storm will develop overnight tonight and tomorrow. heavy rain with a mix along virginia, maryland, along i-95. as the storm intensifies it will bring warm up, and heavy rain tuesday night and wednesday. big travel day wednesday. a lot of delays expected as this rain comes down. even though it's not snow or sleet, low clouds and heavy rain will lead to traffic delays. here this is coming down as snow
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across northwestern pennsylvania and western new york as it spreads up north through new england. the temperatures will continue to warm, but we're looking at large amounts of snowfall in new york, pennsylvania and along the u.s.-canada border. now tuesday to wednesday even though it's all rain here, we'll have snow to the north, these are travel delays for the biggest travel day of the year here, wednesday. and then on thursday the storm will be off the coast. it will dry out and brisk wind will come in from the northwest. winds could be gusting 40 to 50 mph from you virginia, philadelphia, new york and new england. it's a cold wind and that cold air continues to push in from the north. here is the snow across chicago. light snow as it moves east. the storm will take with it, so the dryout will get a little colder over the next few days. >> dave warren, thank you very much. thank you for watching al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york. "the stream" is next and you
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